Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Bangladeshi Immigrant Day to be observed in NY on Sept 25


The state of New York in the USA will observe "Bangladeshi Immigrant Day" on September 25 next for the third consecutive times as the bill regarding observance of the day was passed in the New York State Senate on January 26.

Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for the first time in its history, gave a speech in Bangla at the general assembly of the United Nations (UN) on September 25, 1974.

 In memory of his speech on September 25, the day was declared as the Bangladeshi Immigrant Day, said Bishwajeet Saha, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of New-York based organization of Bangladeshi immigrants Muktadhara Foundation.

On January 21, New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky placed the bill in the State Senate while the bill was passed unanimously on January 26.